Lara Reynolds – Podiatrist
BSc (Podiatry) – Curtin University, Graduate 2002 Registered Podiatrist, Member of Australian Podiatry Association, Advanced musculoskeletal training of the foot, Indigenous Diabetic Foot workshop
Special interest: Foot Mechanics, Running Injuries. Lara is trained in evaluating foot structure and assessing how your foot posture may be contributing to common ailments such as foot, heel, shin, knee, hip or back pain. Lara can explain how having properly balanced feet can dramatically improve your posture, strength and function.
- General podiatry
- Ingrown toenail surgery
- Diabetic foot assessment
- Childrens lower limb development
- Foot posture assessment
- Custom and pre-fabricated foot orthotics
- Footwear assessment & provision of Dr Comfort medical grade shoes
Common conditions treated by foot orthotics: plantar fasciitis (heel pain syndrome), metatarsalgia (pain in ball of foot), neuromas, toe deformity (bunion/hammer toe), tendinitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip bursitis, lower back pain
Available: Monday to Thursday.
Liz White – Physiotherapist
BSc (Physiotherapy) – University of Notre Dame, Graduate 2018
Appointments available for back pain, sports injuries, neck pain, work injuries, pre/post-surgery, pre/post-natal, balance problems.
Special interest areas: Women’s health, sports injuries, chronic disease management.
Private health insurance rebates available. Range of classes available from the gym, including over 55’s/osteoporosis, lower limb strengthening, and Reformer Pilates.
Available: Monday to Friday.
Evie O’Meara – Physiotherapist
BSc (Physiotherapy) – University of Notre Dame, Graduate 2019
Appointments available for acute or chronic pain management, back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, work injuries, pre/post-surgery, pre/post-natal and balance problems.
Special interest areas: Paediatrics, women’s health and sports injuries.
Private health insurance rebates available. Range of classes available in the gym, including lower limb strengthening and Reformer Pilates.
Available: Monday to Friday.
Sam Bulten – Exercise Physiologist
GradD (Clinical Exercise Physiology) – Murdoch University, Graduate 2018
‘As an EP we strive for empowerment of individuals through active treatment which aims to build self-efficacy and self-management/recovery skills. Our training focuses on achieving long-term lifestyle behaviour changes for our patients.’ Sam’s approach is patient-centred and evidence based, where he assists the patient in setting and achieving goals. Treatment is mainly aimed at education, teaching management skills and specific exercises tailored to individuals.
Special interest areas: Mental Health, Chronic Pain, Musculoskeletal injuries/ conditions & Indigenous Health. Sam has work experience in all these areas and has seen significant improvements in quality of life for individuals.
Examples of areas that Sam can assist in include:
- Musculoskeletal conditions (acute/sub-acute, chronic, pre-post-surgery & work-related)
- Neurological conditions
- Mental Health
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Metabolic conditions
- Pulmonary conditions
Private health insurance rebates available.
Available: Tuesday afternoon.
Amanda Giudice – Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Amanda is a dedicated Registered Psychologist who aims to provide the best possible support and care to her clients to help improve their general well-being and achieve their therapeutic goals. She takes a caring, empathetic and non-judgemental approach when working with her clients as she understands that talking about personal distress can be a difficult thing to do.
Special interest areas: predominately interested in working with youth and adults with support for:
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorders
- Substance use and other addictive disorders
- Anger and violence
She also has a strong interest in working with eating disorders, pain, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, somatization and dissociative disorders. Amanda has had extensive experience working in the clinical forensic field and is interested in performing clinical forensic assessments and reports for the court. Being a local, Amanda understands the Geraldton community and local issues well. She plans to contribute to the health system of the city and to improve treatment service delivery.
Available: Thursday and Friday.
Corcyra Kentish – Paediatric Feeding & Lactation Support
Cory is a certified practicing Speech Pathologist and an IBCLC registered Lactation Consultant. She has 20 years’ experience specialising in paediatric feeding and dysphagia.
Services: Supporting parents with infants experiencing breast, bottle or enteral feeding difficulties, such as:
- Difficulty latching at the breast or bottle
- Sore or damaged nipples, repeated blocked ducts or mastitis
- Concerns of low or excessive milk supply
- Less than expected infant growth
- Possible tongue-tie affecting feeding
- General questions re: how to correctly feed your baby
- Tube dependency (tube weaning, NGTs, PEGs)
Supporting parents with young children experiencing liquid or solids feeding challenge, such as:
- Difficulty transitioning to solids
- Delayed oral motor skills such as biting and chewing
Antenatal breastfeeding health promotion for women with risk factors that may affect feeding such as:
- Maternal health conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, PCOS, anxiety etc.
- Previous breast surgery (augmentation / reduction)
- History of feeding difficulties with previous children
- Planned or high risk of caesarean delivery
- Expecting multiples (e.g. twins, triplets)
Available: Wednesday at Panaceum Seacrest